Knowing when to make a personal injury claim: A guide
An accident can change everything in a matter of seconds, and for many people it can be an extremely stressful and costly event due to persisting problems or being unable to work for a long period of time. However, there are cases where a person that has experienced an accident may be entitled to compensation. Before you start searching for a lawyer in Ravenstonedale, it might help to look over this handy guide on making a claim.
What kind of injury claims could you make?
The key thing about a personal injury claim is that it was not your fault. If you can successfully place the responsibility with someone else, then you have a case and may stand to receive compensation. However, it helps to know what kind of accidents can be attributed to an external party. The most common sorts of accidents that can lead to a personal injury claim are as follows:
- Road Traffic Accidents – With so many other cars on the road, accidents are sometimes bound to happen thanks to the negligent driving of someone else.
- Slips and Falls – Potholes and cracks in the pavement and sharing these spaces with other pedestrians can lead to nasty trips and falls.
- Medical Negligence – If you’ve suffered because of poor medical care or experienced complications due to incompetence and negligence.
- Accidents at work – Accidents at work are a common enough occurrence and sometimes it’s the fault of the company itself.
A lawyer in Ravenstonedale or a National law firm?
Once you’ve collected and reviewed the evidence and come to the conclusion that you may have a claim, the next step is to contact a solicitor and start processing. You can either try to find a lawyer in Ravenstonedale or go through a national firm like Accident Advice Helpline instead for a more complete and cost effective service. If you’re still unsure, then the AAH website has something known as ‘the 30-second test’, which allows you to quickly assess how much you could claim online and their helpline is manned by professionals that are ready to help you take the next step forward. Just ring 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to speak to them. Most claims can be processed via the telephone and customers will receive complete support throughout the process. What’s more, AAH offers its services on a 100% no win, no fee basis, simplifying an already simple process even further.
Date Published: 20th February 2014
Author: Jan Newell